Hunter Mahan made par despite hitting a planter box on Sunday at the World Golf Championship-Bridgestone Invitational. A free drop after a wayward tee shot on the par-5, 667-yard 16th hole salvaged a par for Mahan. This huge Mahan victory also secured him a spot in the Ryder Cup team U.S.A.
The event held at Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio is Mahan’s second title this year out of his total of three. What makes this even more interesting is that Mahan secured the second spot in the U.S. team while Tiger Woods is in danger of not qualifying for the team.
Tiger Woods despite his highest 72-hole finish of 18-over par remains at world number one spot when Phil Mickelson failed to wrest the number one ranking with a similarly dismal performance in the tournament. A fourth place finish at the least would have given Mickelson the world top spot.
Woods is heading to Wisconsin to play in the PGA Championship hoping to make it to team U.S.A.